Our People

Steven Hogevold BSc (Hons) MRICS

Managing Director

Steve HogevoldSteve graduated from the University of Brighton in 1997, having gained an HND in Architectural Technology and Degree in Building Surveying. He obtained Chartered status in 1998 and began working towards his goal of setting up his own company, which he did six years later.

He started his career at NatWest Bank and has built up a broad range of experience whilst working at some of the leading property and engineering consultancies in the UK. In these roles Steve worked autonomously providing professional advice and services to a wide range of clients in a variety of business sectors.

As Managing Director of Morse Consultants, Steve takes a hands-on role in running the business whilst dealing personally with many of the company's clients. He has particular expertise in project management, property management and dilapidations.

Steve has a young family but still manages to find time to play golf, go shooting and to follow his beloved football team, Newcastle United. He is a keen skier, loves military history and enjoys spending weekends walking with his black Labrador Jack.

Neil Patterson BSc (Hons) ACA

Commercial Director

Neil has previously worked as Finance Director for Wycombe Wanderers football club and held senior positions at Akzo Nobel and Newcastle United FC.

As Commercial Director, Neil's role is to help develop a strong strategy for growth and expansion and assist Steve with the day to day management of the business allowing the professional team to focus on service delivery.

Victoria Mason

Business Support Manager

Victoria MasonVicky graduated from the University of Southampton in 1997 with a degree in Politics & History. Joining Hays Plc in 1999 she worked solely in the Construction division predominantly within surveying recruitment. Having worked with Steve Hogevold previously in her role at Hays, Vicky was very pleased to join Morse as Business Support Manager in October 2012. The role involves the day-to-day running of the office, business development, marketing, accounts and administration.

Having two young children takes up most of her spare time but when she does get some time to herself she enjoys Pilates and trying out new curry recipes.

Laura Hogevold

Marketing Director

Laura HogevoldLaura worked in publishing for several years before becoming a reporter for Construction Manager Magazine, the CIOB's monthly periodical for members. She went on to become assistant editor, and then moved to web publishing working as a staff writer for an online IT Trade publication.

Laura assisted with setting up Morse Consultants and has been responsible for building the strong brand Morse Consultants now sports on all its marketing literature - both printed and online. She was instrumental in developing the current Morse Consultants website and ensures it is kept up to date with all the latest company news and information.

As well as working for Morse, Laura has run her own business since 2001 working as a PR and marketing consultant for a wide variety of companies and organisations.

In her spare time Laura enjoys dog walking, reading and looking after her young family!

Deborah O'Donoghue

Architectural Consultant

Deborah O’DonoghueDeborah is an architectural consultant working for Morse providing architectural design services and drawings. She has worked with us on numerous projects and has become a great asset to our business. Her work is responsive, accurate and she compliments the skills of our existing team with a strong artistic flair and a great eye for detail.

Deborah began her career at Brighton based firm KTA Ltd and built up a wide range of experience on small and large-scale projects across all sectors. In 2012 she worked for Morse on a very complex project in Brighton, and has provided planning drawings, space plans and design concepts for many of our clients since then.

Ed Layton

Consultant Surveyor

Ed LaytonEd is a Chartered Building Surveyor, who works alongside Morse as a consultant when additional expertise or resource is required.

Ed's experience includes a broad range of professional Building Surveying services, as well as Fire Consultancy expertise. He is a diligent, reliable, efficient and knowledgeable addition to our team.